Maria's sweet and sassy Mole

malinda sargent


From my Bestie Maria G. Love you girl!


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new mexican chilis, destemmed, deseeded ( discard seeds)
guajillo chilis, destemmed, deseeded (discard seeds)
chipotle chili, destemmed, deseeded (discard seeds)
ancho chilis, destemmed, deseeded (retain seeds in small container)
2 Tbsp
sesame seeds - or 1 oz
1 oz
peanuts hulled not salted
1 oz
almonds, blanched or sliced
1 tsp
medium onion chopped in large chunks
6 clove
garlic smashed
piece wheat bread
tortillas, flour or corn
1 lb
roma tomatoes ( 4-6) cut in half
1 stick
1 oz
tablet mexican chocolate
1 c
grapeseed oil or slightly more then 3/4 c olive oil
2 Tbsp
chicken stock, low sodium
2 tsp
1 c

How to Make Maria's sweet and sassy Mole


  • 1Begin boiling 2 1/2 quarts of water in a large pot.
  • 2Add ancho seeds, sesame, peanuts, almonds and peppercorns to a small saucepan and toast over medium heat.
  • 3While these are toasting, add the chilis to a grill pan and toast over medium heat.
  • 4While the chilis are toasting, peel and smash the garlic and large chop the onion.
  • 5When the seeds are nicely toasted, remove from heat and let cool.
  • 6When the chilis are toasted, add them to the boiling water.
  • 7Add the onion and garlic to the grill pan and toast.
  • 8While they are toasting, cut the tomatoes in half and measure the raisins.
  • 9Once toasted, add the onion and garlic to boiling water.
  • 10Toast onions and garlic, then add to boiling water.
  • 11Toast tomatoes, cinnamon stick, and raisins in grill pan.
  • 12While tomatoes, etc are toasting, add tortilla and bread to boiling water (watching the bread expand is my favorite part!).
  • 13Once toasted, add the tomatoes, cinnamon stick and raisins to the boiling water.
  • 14Also add the seed mixture, grapeseed oil, chocolate, stock and salt.
  • 15Let simmer approximately 30 minutes.
  • 16Use immersion blender to puree thoroughly. If you do not have an immersion blender, allow mixture to cool and blenderize in batches (add time to let it cool -- do NOT blend while hot!).
  • 17Turn heat on low and add the sugar. Simmer uncovered until thick, about 15-20 minutes.
  • 18Serve over rice and poached (or rotisserie),shredded chicken.

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